The Senate for the first time confirmed an openly gay black man to become a top-level federal judge. By a 98-0 vote Tuesday, senators approved President Barack Obama’s choice of Darrin Gayles to join a district court in Florida.
The U.S. Senate has confirmed two men to serve as judges on U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Maryland.
A Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton during a speech in Las Vegas remains in federal custody after pleading not guilty to two criminal charges.
The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Obama administration officials for the 2011 drone-strike killings of three U.S. citizens in Yemen, including an al-Qaida cleric.
The National Rifle Association is asking Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy to block enforcement of a California city ordinance that bans gun magazines capable of holding more than 10 bullets.
In Maryland each year, thousands of defendants appear before court commissioners — not judges — who set their bail without an attorney present.
Nearly half of immigrants facing deportation have won their cases in the last year, says study.
On anniversary of fatal shooting, Oscar Pistorius says he is consumed by grief.
An East Tennessee couple accused of killing the man’s 5-year-old daughter by forcing her to drink large quantities of grape soda and water will face trial in October.